Cloning and sequencing of the Vibrio parahaemolyticus fur gene

Shigeo Yamamoto, Tatsuya Funahashi, Hisato Ikai, Sumio Shinoda

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A ferric uptake regulatory gene (fur) was cloned from Vibrio parahaemolyticus WP1 by a polymerase chain reaction-based technique followed by functional complementation of a fur mutation in Escherichia coli. A sequence analysis showed that, at the amino acid level, the V. parahaemolyticus Fur protein is 81% identical with the Fur protein from E. coli and over 90% identical with those of the Vibrio species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)737-740
Number of pages4
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1997


  • Fur gene
  • Iron-regulatory protein
  • Vibrio parahaemolyticus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Virology

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